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Asparagus aethipicus 'Sprengeri'

Native range: South Africa

Known names: Sprengeri Fern, Asparagus Fern, Foxtail Fern, Asparagus densiflorus (misidentified name)

Hardiness: Best to keep above freezing.

Mature Size: Depends on where and how it's grown, but generally produces at least 1' long stems.

Light: Bright indirect light.

Water: Water once soil dries, tuberous roots can rot if left too damp for too long.

Soil: Standard potting mix

Dormancy Period: Winter

Pet-Safe: No

Plant Size: 4" pot, shipped semi-bare root.


Not to be confused with the Asparagus densiflorus; botanists are now considering these two plants to be two different species.This plant produces long, arching stems that are covered by small leaflets. Sometimes used as a annual OR perennial depending on your climate, can be grown successfully indoors! Asparagus aethiopicus 'Sprengeri' grows in a mounding habit, can be grown as a hanging plant. Not actually related to true ferns. Don't eat the berries. 

Asparagus aethiopicus 'Sprengeri' (Asparagus Fern) [4"]

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